Friday, June 22, 2012

Wavy Gravy

Yesterday I had lunch with two of my friends from the monastery. They usually contact me whenever they are going to be in town on business. We had some serious conversation and a lot of laughs. I am always flattered when anyone thinks being with me is a good use of their time.

Last night I watched a documentary about a man named Wavy Gravy. It was called “Saint Misbehaving”. Wavy is probably the world’s best known hippie. I am second. He is also a great social activist and humanitarian. He became famous to the masses because he had a prominent role in the original Woodstock. He was in the documentary film about Woodstock. Many people remember seeing on the stage in front of hundreds of thousands of hippie saying, “What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000”. I was not one of the 400,000 even though many people think I was. In the early 90’s, however, I did spend an evening with Wavy Gravy. I found him to be a genuine and authentic person. I had bought his book and asked him to autograph it. After doing so, he looked at me and said, “Now I want you to autograph my book”. So, somewhere in his home is a book with my name in it. Further proof that Wavy is a great person is that Ben & Jerry’s has an ice cream favor named after him. When last night’s movie was over, I looked at my wife and said, “He may be Wavy Gravy but I’m the Tie Dyed Mystic”!

Here’s your weekend mantra.

“Don’t just do something, sit there”!

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